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Congratulations, Grinnellian

Welcome to the class of 2028.

Our 1,700 students come from all 50 states and more than 70 citizenships. One in every four students is a domestic student of color, one in five is international, and more than 60 languages are spoken on campus. We haven’t met you all yet, but we have every confidence that you will enrich — and be enriched by — our intentional and inclusive community of fearless learners, thoughtful leaders, kind human beings, and responsible citizens of the world.

Joe Bagnoli


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You’re in.

Now what?

In Their Own Words

Hear congratulations and advice from three Grinnell students.
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Just hit “play.”

Hear from our students, faculty, staff, and alumni themselves.

What Is a Grinnellian?

It means curating your own curriculum and getting to work on your intellectual and professional goals — all with guidance and support from your advisers and mentors. And it means knowing your way around a complex world, and how to make it better for everyone. Are you ready to be a Grinnellian?
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Explore Student Journeys

Cross country athlete and comp-sci major Andrew Nickeson discovered a passion for nature and hiking in small-town Iowa. Together with his teammates and coworkers, he explored beautiful sights!

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Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

Through our Office of International Student Affairs and Office of Intercultural Affairs, we offer dedicated programming and support for students from diverse identities, and throughout campus our faculty, staff, and students are invested in supporting all students, all identities, and all perspectives.

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For First-Gen Students

If neither of your parents has completed a four-year degree, then Grinnell College considers you a first-generation student, and we are ready to support you (and the 15% of our student body with this identity)!

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A different way to explore Grinnell

Join Sophie the Squirrel as she shows you everything you need to know about Grinnell. (login required)

Academics & More

Master the art of learning by doing, and prepare for your professional ambitions — all with the support of your advisers and mentors.
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In the Classroom

Small class sizes. Intense discussions. Hands-on learning. Engaged students and excited faculty. Hear from students and professors, and see for yourself why U.S. News & World Report ranks us #6 for best undergraduate teaching.

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The First-Year Tutorial

The First-Year Tutorial is your academic and social introduction to Grinnell. It’s part of the required First-Year Experience for all students, but calling Tutorial “required” doesn’t quite do it justice.

Raghav Malik

Alumni Stories

Some of the greatest minds go forth from Grinnell. Like those before you, you’ll leave Grinnell ready for your next adventure, and many that follow, as you make your way in the world. Curious about where students go with their degrees? See our student’s graduate outcomes by major department, from their jobs to their graduate schools.

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